|Author(s)||Charles Misner, Kip Thorne and John Wheeler|
|Publisher||W. H. Freeman|
|LC Classification||QC178 .M57|
In physics, Gravitation is a well-known compendium on Einstein's theory of gravity by Charles W. Misner, Kip S. Thorne, and John Archibald Wheeler. It is often considered the early "Bible" of General Relativity by researchers for its prominence. It is frequently called MTW after its authors' initials. Its size and shape are similar to those of a large telephone book. It was originally published by W. H. Freeman and Company in 1973.
The book, a massive tome of over 1200 pages, covers many aspects of General Relativity and also considers some extensions of it as well as experimental confirmations. The book is divided into two "tracks", the second of which covers more advanced topics. MTW uses the −+++ metric convention. A substantial fraction of the book consists of boxes which add supplementary substance to the already thorough main text.
 Further reading
- Misner, Charles W.; Thorne, Kip S.; Wheeler, John Archibald (1973), Gravitation, San Francisco: W. H. Freeman, ISBN 978-0-7167-0344-0, retrieved 24 January 2013
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